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of libya. >>> on the border. a rare look at the daily game of cat and mouse that the u.s. is fighting against drug smugglers. >>> "america at the crossroads." tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime libyan leader needs to leave and change must now come to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question about how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's growing support for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary continues t
of unprofessional media reporting. >> the official told reporters that protesters want to kill the police, use car bombs in turn tripoli into baghdad. our presence, he said, would only encourage them. they do not want a repeat of last friday when protesters gathered in tripoli and were gunned down causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries. walmart gaddafi has already lost control of eastern libya. this forces -- muammar gaddafi has already lost control of eastern libya. the rebels have been growing their ranks, recruiting and training volunteers determined to topple gaddafi and make this revolt so big the government can no longer try to hide it. the libyan government is tightening its grip on tripoli, gaddafi's biggest stronghold. >> a senior iranian cleric warned against military intervention in libya by the u.s.. it could be a quagmire. iran has been pushing the u.s. on the issue since warships have been deployed. two ships are on their way to the mediterranean sea closer to libya. a quick look at the forecasts. is rain coming? >> temperatures are warming up, but there is some rain off to
contributions of african-americans in this city and how each of us has changed the gee graval and cultural landscape of this city. how fitting that we celebrate black history month today, which is also the same as lunar new year and also an opportunity -- opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this city and how happy we are to be in a city which is so inclussive. so without forth delay i would like to welcome you on behalf of mator's office of neighborhood services. mayor lee will be joining us later. with the invocations, we would like to invite pastor stacey kerns. >> good amp. let us pause for a moment to invite the presence of god. shall we pray together? god, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come, we invite your holy presence to bless this celebration of african-american history month. we give up thanks and praise for the legacy, the creativity, the genius and contributions of african-american people everywhere. we pray that you would strengthen this organization and strengthen all organizations that support telling the story of black history. and so today we ask that a
over the years, helping us to get to where we are today. he was an and valuable partner to the project, committed to the project. it is my understanding that he has retired as general counsel. i just want to thank him for everything. now i would like to have emilio cruz present. i believe this was the last thing he signed for the tjpa. >> good morning, mr. director, members of the board. program manager. we would like to present to you a plan for restroom operations for the temperature terminal. as a background, phase one of construction began on november 1 of 2008. went into operations in 2010. the opera to accommodate a move up from the building so demolition could begin. it covered approximately 62% of the site because of the existing ramps that needed to be demolished. there is a drawing showing when phase one went into operation and the old east loop ramps in existence. once we close to that, we were able to demolish those grants and start construction of phase two. that began september 20, 2010 and operations began december 11 of the same year. operations accommodated 18 buses wi
not be using up your open space. have you commented on that item? can you do that? >> i will be prepared to comment on that when we come back. i would say there is a lot of open space out there. there has been in our ongoing thinking, ever since the beginning, enough to accommodate everything that has been a good idea. if it turns out that there is a high value for a certain type of use, i would like to be optimistic that can be accommodated in the open space plan. of course, there is a limit. do i want 300 acres of solar panels? commissioner moore: sometimes when solar is planned, it comes in certain sizes in order to create the energy or investment efficiency which generates a certain amount of electricity equal to what you need to do. i have observed that in europe, where it is quite compare -- where it is quite popular. at some point, you might want to look at some practicable -- prototypical sizing and how the public will look at open space which is promised, without understanding solar panels might occupy some of that space. there is a sizing thing. i think one can create some prot
system, it is difficult for us to get a complete picture, so i appreciate you helping us endeavor to that point as much as the conversation has, i think, evolves. thank you. >> i appreciate that. when i put this working group together, i will be including nlcj in networking group, so you will be hearing from me. >> good morning. i'm from the mayor's office. i'm here mostly to listen because, as you are aware, we have someone starting with us next week, and he will be in this chair moving forward, so he can speak with some knowledge, which i do not have on the issues, but i do appreciate your focusing on solving these issues, and i will commit mr. henderson, since he is not here, to argue otherwise to working collaborative we on this issue. supervisor mirkarimi: the good news is he is really no stranger to any of this. he has been before public safety and the board of supervisors many times, so this conversation is not unfamiliar to mr. henderson at all. being a longtime member of the district attorney's office, someone i used to work with for a number of years, staff i think is a
to it. two great roles for us. >> listen, thank you for all coming in. it's been most entertaining. matt, emily, anthony, john, it's a great film. here's anderson cooper with "ac 360." >>> good evening, everyone. tonight, president obama says it is time for moammar gadhafi to go. the u.s. military has now joined efforts to evacuate refugees from the border with tunisia. but gadhafi is hanging on, using the same weapons he has for the last four decades. terror and lies. for his own people, terror. new reports have kidnappings in tripoli, people suspected in taking part in demonstrations or talking to the media, taken from their homes, disappeared. as for the other weapon, lies. as always, we're keeping them honest. today, libyan authorities showed off what they say was a massive shipment of pills that they xer sented. they say al qaeda was trying to snuggle in 37 painkillers so they would join the fight against gadhafi. remember, this has been gadhafi's claim from the beginning. i asked a top government gadhafi spokesman about that claim on the program last night. as you'll notice, he's n
. jechlt dionne, a pleasure to have you with us tonight. >> great to be with you. >> tonight in the survey i asked if the wisconsin 14 have done enough to come home, and >>> the huckster strikes again, let's play "hardball." good evening, i'm chris matthews up in philadelphia tonight. leading off tonight playing the madrasa card. the smiling face of the republican right has doubled down now. while adding that while most boys grew up around boy scouts, and going to rotary meeting, mr. obama grew up around madrasa. this is just a way of saying obama is really a terrorist. not from america, of course. is this what it takes to be a leader in the republican party? appeal to the haters who cannot accept the legitimacy of this president? on a parallel note, one of our pollsters tells us yesterday, it may be hard to understand why someone would jump off a cliff unless you understand they're being chased by a tiger. and that tiger is the tea party. in other words the gop is jumping off the political cliff right now and the tea party is that tiger chasing behind it. the latest example, a tea party l
education, research. and now toave the republican leader come and tell us we've got to accept that, that's the future of america. no, it's not. time and again when we sit down to deal with the budget challenges, whether it's in the deficit commission, which i was honest servicessered to serve on -- which i was honored to serve on, or whether it's in past negotiations, we open this table up to all federal spending, not just to 14%, that tiny slice of a pie. senator mcconnell c remembe remember, and i can too, under president herbert walker bush and under president clinton, we put on the table these tax breaks for some of these oil companies and corporations and said, is it really worth america's future for us to give them a tax break or to use the money to reduce the deficit? that's an honest question. mandatory spending. all of these things need to be brought to the table for conversation. but that's not the position of the republicans. they would rather see us shut down the government than to open this conversation to the entire federal budget. they would rather see us shut down t
of liberty. the difference between us and the shadows of fear is we have a lot more space to breathe. yet the smell of equality is found outside and sexuality is the right to physical expression between consenting adults. we can live outside of the closets but not out of the house. they are not welcome in the open fields of america. where others dream of marriage or defend our country. because not all of god's children were worthy to see the light beyond these cold, white walls. as long as we remain indoors. sometimes visit our souls. taking the time to join us, unable to come out and play. in only we could run and discover land starving for diversity. the emptiness and our perversions and sins as preached from religion pens, it touch the openings of children child faint sounds emerge from under closet doors. there are too many of us in this house located on a land far a war from normal chanting. we only want to be outside. we only want to be outside. the lord is outside. it's not wonder some would rather die moths in the closet while others are not free. and this is a new poem that i wro
million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locations t
military force could be used to remove muammoammar gadhafi from power. at the moment libya is a tale of two countries, and an uncertain tale at that. rebel forces have control here in the eastern areas. that's despite another day of bombing runs. if gadhafi remains in control of the capital of tripoli to the west here, where residents describe constant fear and intimidation. so much that at the rate of about 15,000 a day, refugees going across the border. not libyans yet. most of them are foreign workers. but they are leaving because of the climate. and this is the border with tunisia. they are leaving from libya. still at the rate, we are told of about 15,000 a day. at the white house president obama conceded he's worried a long steal mate could be bloody and says the administration is considering a list of humanitarian and military options. caution is the watch word for the administration's response. >> gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> but with the white house still reluctant to use mil
. president obama said the u.s. and the world must be ready to act rapidly if the crisis in libya deteriorates. and he didn't rule out the use of a no-fly zone over the country. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get the latest on the fierce fighting in the oil city of brega and the exodus of refugees fleeing the violence. >> woodruff: plus, we talk to libya's ambassador to the united states, ali suleiman aujali who denounced moammar qaddafi last week. >> brown: then, as states battle public sector unions, we have a newsmaker interview with afl-cio chief, richard trumka. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the outcry over hikes in insurance premiums in california. >> the new higher health insurance rates for individuals have sparked protests and calls for the government to step in. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan examines mexico's deadly drug wars, as president felipe calderon visits the white house. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds grea
to have been here with us at the end of his first full day as mayor. now that you are mayor, your day is just beginning. please welcome mayor edwin lee. [applause] >> thank you, susan. yes, i am almost through with the first day and i have been asking staff, when can i crack the first joke? i have not been able to do that. i am honored and proud to be here today for the swearing in of a very good and longtime friend phil ting. i do not know if many of you know this but we do have one particular thing in common. it is not height, nor is it facial hair. what we do have in common is that we both work for one of the great agencies in san francisco, the asian law caucus. [applause] i know that having spent many years there, when phil started heading it up, we were both trained for solid community work, working on behalf of diverse communities on diverse issues, helping those who needed help, those who were powerless. as phil, who has been our current assessor-recorder is being sworn in today, he is much more than the appraisal function that this office has. in fact, he has utilized this po
down. >> he must leave. >> president obama has approve the use of u.s. military aircraft and civilian flights to help refugees. he left open the idea of establishing a no-fly zone in libya. >>> it's 5:06. mawrya carry says she was -- mariah carey says she was unaware and naive. what she and other stars did to raise eyebrower. >>> things getting worse in wisconsin. protesters forced to leave the state capitol and things are violent. we will show you when we return in a few minutes. [ dog barking ] mom! breakfast? in this house? in the morning i can use all the help i can get. that's why i love nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast and even whole-wheat waffles. it's a quick and easy way to give my family a breakfast they'll want to eat. and nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. they love the taste and i feel good that they're ready to tackle the day. ♪ nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. Ñw>yÑ[=]q?? >>> you're lookality live pictures this morning-- looking at live pictures this mornin
but unequal. it is understates rights -- is under states' rights. after lincoln had freed us from slavery, they instituted this law, separate but equal, and the state had sanctioned it. but everything there was, even when they had things that were federal, they would put a rope up, and the white people would be on one side, and the black people on the other side. i prayed. i'm a baptist. i hope was that the people would hear about the injustices. [applause] >> thank you very much for giving us those highlights. we want to move to a different era in this nation's history, when those signs are no longer present, but their presence is felt. with that, i turned t to bryonn bain. >> i am supposed to perform a piece, but i just feel like i want to talk to you. can i bring the format and do that? is that ok? i am honored and humbled to be aired. i want to acknowledge the presence of my elders, ancestors who made it possible for me to be here today. i am away by -- the more i hear, the more i read, the more i research -- i was not doing anything nearly as courageous at 18 years old. looking back,
in u.s. history with former assistant secretary of defense and vietnam veteran bing west. in his book, he offers a speeding critique and says the u.s. military should not be in the business of nation-building. his new book is called "the wrong war." our conversation with bing west coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: as i mentioned at the top, the war in afghanistan is in its 10th year, making it the longest in u.s. history. among those who question u.s. currency and policy for years now is bing west. his new book on the subject is called "the wrong war." i
that next summer, 2012 we're going to shoot that one. but i'm looking forward to it. two great roles for us. >> listen, thank you for all coming in. it's been most entertaining. >>> hello, i'm monita rajpaul this morning. liberals are holding on despite air strikes on thursday led by forces of moammar gadhafi. nearly 180,000 people have fled to libya, tunisia, and egypt. many others are trying to get out. an association with the libyan leadership has cost one top english academic his job. director of the london school of economics resigned on thursday. the school says it'll give back the nearly $2.5 million received from a libyan charity. >>> a government spokesman says this year's defense budget will grow by 12.7% compared with last year's increase of 7.5%. china's defense spending. >>> a german official says the alleged shooter is a recently radicalized muslim who was apparently influenced by extremist islamist websites. officials say he acted alone. those are the headlines, "world business today" starts right now. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm charles hodson. >> and good afternoo
>>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. throughout the economic recovery, the missing ingredient has been jobs. but, that could change this morning with the release of the government's february jobs report. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. what are you expecting from this report? >> good morning, betty. well, yeah, analysts are expecting good news from the job front later this morning. but the big question is, how good? because, as we know, they've been wrong before. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in nearly three years. that, combined with a private sector survey showing a pickup in hiring, has economists optimistic about today's report. most expect it to show the economy added close to 200,000 jobs last month. still, the unemployment rate is projected to edge up a bit to 9.1%. >> it should be the kind of report that says finally we've gone from jobless recovery to a recovery that is finally creating at least enough jobs to soak up some of the unemployed. >> repo
us yesterday, it may be hard to understand why someone would jump off a cliff unless you understand they're being chased by a tiger. and that tiger is the tea party. in other words the gop is jumping off the political cliff right now and the tea party is that tiger chasing behind it. the latest example, a tea party leader calling for john boehner's defeat because he won't support the tea party's also after newt resigned after leading his party to a disaster after being reprimanded himself after being nominated on the family values republican party ticket? we'll find out. newt gingrich all but made it official today. on the subject of sex scandals, more evidence is surfacing that it could lead to an indictment for john edwards, misusing campaign funds or, in fact, using funds as -- that should have been a campaign contribution. finally, let me finish with the un-american effort on the right to convince people that president obama is somehow un-american. first of all i want to get the facts. here's radio talk show host ben fischer. let's listen. >> you seem to think there's some valid
it. loans what? how one gets to own it. we could do that. it could be touchy, but it could be useful. i'm just saying that we could use occasions for teaching about things that could make a difference. so i just say raise questions, and sometimes, raise hell when you raise the questions. [applause] >> i wanted to know if there was an african-american district attorney working in texas to review some of the cases that were -- i guess, tried, and some of the evidence was not valid. looking through investigating some of those cases to find out if they should be released because of the false information that was acquired. >> the attorney who has been the lead on the team that i have been in communication with is a guy by the name of morris moon, and he would be the person i could ask to find out the answer. there is actually a be a working on that, but i know there have been so many cases -- there is actually a d.a. working on that, but i know there have been so many cases that have been exposed, especially with dna testing. it is almost like every other week. there does need to be someb
to thank these people for taking time and spending it with us this morning. out on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with al roker and sarah hanes is joining us in this hour while natalie is on assignment. nice to have you here. >> it's freezing. i like my couch gig better. >> so you're whining right off the bat? >> that's a new record. >> absolutely. >> 20 seconds. i take it back. >> incredible. nice to have you here. >> thanks, matt. >> coming up we'll be talking about money and the economy. everything from home prices to fashion prices. everything you need to know to stay in step with the ever-changing economy. we'll have it coming up. the nation's unemployment numbers released this morning. good news. jobs were created. the jobless rate falling slightly. we'll talk about all of that. >> also ahead when talking about the housing market, experts predict housing prices could still fall another 25%. so we are going to do house hunting to see how much money you can buy -- or how much house you can buy from a custom home on a texas gochl course to a retreat in florida barbara corcoran is here to
cohen to join us shortly. madam clerk, please read the first item. >> item 1, hearing to receive a report from the san francisco police department and/or a mayor's office of criminal justice regarding public safety conditions, including citywide crime levels and trends both city-wide and by police district station and/or neighborhood. supervisor mirkarimi: all right. very good. as we expect to do on a monthly basis, hear from the police department capt. good morning. giving us updates on public safety trends, predictions, and progress. so, please. >> good morning, supervisors. i have in front of me the city wide profile issued on a weekly basis. but what we do it is take a four-week extraction period. city-wide, homicides have stayed a step with the same period -- homicides have stayed exactly the same. rapes went from 5 to 11. robberies are down 17%. aggravated assaults are down 14%. on our subject of rapes, however, i would like to point out that year to date, we are down 36%. from 25 last year to 16 this year. our property crime, burglary was down 21% from 355 to 280 and down
. thanks for joining us. aileen gabbey is here and we are happy to see her. but when she brings in a guy like this one, it is like what do you have? look at this puppy. he is up for adoption. we will introduce you to this cute guy and hear about what's going on at the maryland spc. a. >> he is so adorable. yes. you are so adorable. yawning and stretching. >> big stretches. >> a little whining but that's okay. this is an intimidating environment and he is a beagel and they are vocals dogs. >> he is so sweet. we will talk to aileen in a moment. also, comparing cars today, andrew is going to be talking about the differences between hybrid cars and conventional cars. with so many a-- so many attention to the price of-- so much attention with the price of gas, might be time to go with something pour hybrid based. >>> another topic this morning, parents and homework. have you heard that from one of your friends with kids how hard the homework is. >> when i was in college i. worked my way through as an english tutor. and also helped some of the younger kids with math. and it happens. >> there i
and the neighbor's backyard areas, i think? is there? can you show us? just to kind of -- because i think it looks like that might be what becomes the point of discussion here ultimately. >> i believe this area here -- that area is actually being used right now by the owners of this property. >> right. >> but it looks like the use is going to be all in here, the patio use. >> it is pretty close. >> i think part of the issue i have is that, again, mission street is a neighborhood commercial district, you know? it is an area that is a vital commercial district in san francisco. and i would not want to put a lot of prohibitions on and start a precedent where we are prohibiting what business can do along a neighborhood commercial corridor. i think we have two dangerous precedents we are looking at here. you have union street. you have filmore st.. you have all these but the commercial corridors, the visitor wrote. we want to be able to kind of encouraged fatality along these corridors, and although there are neighbors that are going to be affected that are adjacent, i think we do need to take that int
on nbc bay area news. >> good evening, and thank you for joining us, i'm raj mathai. >> and jessica aguirre. and now to video just into the newsroom. growing like weed, literally. an explosion of pot clubs has san jose officials tonight scrambling to clamp down of medical marijuana dispensaries and their solution may be to snuff out pot clubs altogether. nbc bay area's reporter is live in san jose with breaking developments in this story. elise? >> reporter: yeah, jessica, one city council member that we spoke to tonight said all of the pot clubs are putting a major strain. everything from simple loitering calls to armed robbery and he says one remedy may be slashing 90 clubs to just ten. >> several us are proposing a way to put the genie back in the bottle. >> reporter: with more than 100 cannabis clubs now operating throughout san jose the city may be trying to get a grip on the growing business by only allowing ten dispensaries to operate. >> and we recognize there's been a lot of impacts in neighborhoods and commercial districts from all that pot. >> reporter: in an nbc bay area
, and this is the mcdonald's of central america. and i think that the conditional use process and the formula retail that disallows community members the opportunity to discuss and to propose conditions to a more global corporation like poll, campero and 325-plus restaurants and 16 countries and is a facet of a much larger corporation that is involved in the poultry industry in guatemala, in the wheat building and hydroelectric energy and banking, financial services, this is a huge corporation in central america aside from the nostalgia, and we need to look at that in terms of the giving the community the opportunity to place substantial conditions on this restaurant if it does come through. and i think that that is the power that you hold to delay this vote so the community can consider those. we're really the impact of it will have on other locally mom and pop restaurants in our community. people keep talking about the store front empty and there is a vibrant business community that would be impacted and we also need to look at our own local latino multi-ethnic flavor we have established for decad
has done to us. the only thing that they have really done is the negro removal. i am going to ask the mayor and the board of supervisors to do a two were -- tour. what redevelopment has done to the community, i am not here to stomp on a dead horse. what redevelopment has done to my black community, most of us a call it negro removal. i ask you to come to the western addition and i invite some of you to come and tour what they did. they might have done some good parts. where they started in 1948, it has been despicable economically. i'm 56 years old, i can't eat in the fillmore, i can't stay there. i don't hear mention of san francisco. i'm inviting you and have the mayor come down and do a tour. you will see that redevelopment agency is something that when it comes to your head will be monitored by something better than what they have. [chime] supervisor chu: are there other members of the public that wish to speak? public comment is closed. to close, we have comments from the city comptroller. >> as you wrap up your first hearing, the process that leads to the budget office worki
20s in the shenandoah valley. it will be with us throughout the day. getting rain in the midwest. for the day, as it progresses, temperatures above in the mid 40s. sunset at 6:42. we are told that police are telling us it is because of a broken down vehicle. we will investigate it more. there may be a to it. bottom line, 3:57, the outbound side, beyond, for the moment, it is a friday. >> a junction point that connected feeder lines malfunctioned. it caused two manholes to stay smoking. customers have the air back on, but a lot of people's alarm clocks are flashing instead of going off. >>> investigators say one person was shot. officers searched the area for blues, did not. >> news 4, tracee wilkins joins us. are the prices as high there? >> yes, $3.41. this is one of the most buzziest gas stations you can see, gas jum jumps 29 sents more than when the libyan crisis first halved. it was $thirty-nine.17 a week ago. one of our entrepreneurers was told that the wrim of her coffee will be going up six sents on monday. it is all because of foot pri s prices. >>> there will be no oran
for joining us. march 4th, i am megan pringle. i am charley crowson. let's get a look at forecast with justin berk. how is it going. >> reporter: it's okay. the law of averages we have had 60s in the middle of the week and 30s yesterday. and sunshine for a few days. if you see the trend, we are heading towards a cloudy period. it clouded up overnight. we are getting stuck with a lot of cloud the next few days. annapolis, 29. same story in rock hall and freezing at edgemere's 32s. but in the 20s from perry hall and carroll county. we are dry despite the cloudy skies. we have five sweeps across the chesapeake and there's no rain to speak of yet. we do have a very, very wet pattern leading into the second half of the weekend of the we will discuss it in a moment. here kim at 6 a.m. to talk about traffic. >> reporter: traffic is look very good to begin the friday morning as we look live at area roadways. traffic is moving well across the beltway. 695 at providence road, very light volume. no delays and no major problems. 95 looking good from mountain road towards 695 and no issues on the harrisbu
us. before we get into those, our clerk is mr. victory young. are there any announcements? >> please turn off all cell phones and pagers. if you wish to submit public comment, please fill out a speaker card in provided to myself. documents for the committee should be duplicated for the file. supervisor chu: thank you very much, mr. young. just a bit of information, the office has put out a schedule of hearing dates for the upcoming budget season. primarily we will be seeing a number of enterprise departments in the month of may as well as a number of general fund departments in the month of june. i believe that that schedule is posted on the boat -- on the board web site. the two months before june we will be having a number of hearings relevant to understanding the budget that we are seeing before us for 2011- 2012. if we can, please go straight to that. please call items one and two. >> item #one. hearing to receive information regarding budget instructions issued to departments and plans to close the budget deficit for fy2011-2012. item #two. ongoing hearing to receive updates on
of us will never see in person, but we can give you a bird's eye view of a ride on the shuttle "discovery." with begin in libya, where there are fears the country is sliding toward civil war. pro government forces have tried to push protesters out of the east. they are working to secure their positions. rebel attacks are loyal to moammar gadhafi. they are arming themselves, raiding police stations and army bases. there equipment is no match to that at the disposal of the government. the rebels are determined to stand their ground. anti-government fighters have the upper hand in the east while the government is in control of the capital. here is a look at strategic points around the country. government and rebel forces are controlling ajdabiya and al brega. gadhafi is controlling sabrata b officials escorted our knick robertson on a tour of western towns that are loyal to gadhafi. >> reporter: roadside searches for those fleeing the country. people have gone through these chick points talk about having their cell phones taken away, sim cards destroyed. the remnants of foens here
those who are involved in international affairs to examine is a full range of options. i don't want us hamstrung. i want us to make decisions based on what's best for the libyan people in consultation with the international community. >> the president did leave open the door to not-fly zone, something secretary gates warned against. amid the ongoing violence, obama said he approved the u.s. of military aircraft to help migrant workers and other refugees return to their native countries. >>> the white house is proposing to trim $6.5 billion from the federal budget, though congress reached a deal this week to keep the government running for two more weeks, another deadline is looming in mid-march. yesterday joe biden carried the offer to capitol hill where he met for about an hour with top republican and democratic leaders. the proposal falls short of the more than $60 billions that the house voted on last month to slash from funding levellers, however the offer is characterized as an opening bid. house speaker john boehner telling the "wall street journal" he is determined to offer a bu
's had 15 people have been killed and 200 wounded and attacked by government forces using heavy machine guns and mortar, small artillery fired into that area. however, what we're hearing from the government is that they now say that they have now taken control of zawiya, that they have killed what they describe as a terrorist leader there and captured a number of tanks, anti-aircraft guns and other such devices, so the picture from what is actually happening in zawiya is not entirely clear at this time. on the one hand sources there say the rebels still control it. on the other hand, the government says they now control it, but what we do know is when we were there last weekend, that many of the protesters there were armed with heavy machine guns. they had rocket-propelled grenades. they had at least a couple of tanks and some anti-aircraft guns as part of their anti-government protest. of course, a week ago they were very afraid that an incident like this, where the government would attack them. >> nic robertson on the scene for us. meanwhile in the nearby capital city of tripoli, more
the president to flood the market with some of the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve, with 727 million barrels of oil, it's the largest on the planet. >> i do believe that the announcement of a strategic petroleum reserve sale would help to moderate escalating prices. >> reporter: but experts differ on how much of a real impact that oil would have on gas prices. >> a lot of what's happening is fear. what could go wrong? but maybe it reduces a little bit of that fear. >> reporter: the president's response? not yet. and diane, unless things in the middle east worsen, analysts tell us that these gas price hikes will probably take a bite out of the economic recovery but probably won't cripple it. diane? >> okay, matt. something else is heading higher today, as well, welcome news. jobs. a strong 192,000 new jobs added last month. unemployment dropping to 8.9 percent. david muir is checking in. >> reporter: for millions of americans this has been a very long road back to finding a job. and all of us have been watching that one number, the average time to find a job. 37 weeks now. but tonight, these
is the u.s. on the sidelines? >> don't tell me we can't do a no-fly zone over tripoli. >> sean: john edwards may be indicted soon. we are on the road to 2012, hannity starts right here, right now. tonight president obama's views on the tea party in america has been exposed.ç stunning excerpts from a new book reveal the president's belief that racism was in fact a deep seated motivation of the movement. the absurd assessment can be found in family of freedom, presidents and african-americans in the white house. according to the book at a private white house dinner in may of 2010 the president explained that race was wobbly a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right wing activists in the tea party movement. rather than dispute that notion, president obama agreed and reportedly called racism the subterranean agenda of the movement. without a shred of evidence the president has no problem labeling the tea party as racist. in recent years he's been quick to if forgive racially insensitive remarks made by some on the left. remember whe
together. the u.s. marshal service has this man in custody in new haven, connecticut. there was a warrant for his arrest. that's very important. somebody feels they have enough evidence to charge this man for a series of rapes. >> more tonight at 6:00, 10:00, and 11:00. paul wagner, thank you. now to a battle brewing at a local hospital. nurses walked off the job and on to the picket line. at issue, these nurses claim staffing problems are putting patients at risk, but the hospital says there's no safety problem at all. this is all about money. beth parker is live in northwest outside the hospital. beth. >> reporter: laura, this picket line has been going strong since this morning. take a look over my shoulder. people have been driving by. they have been beeping their horns, but the hospital says that at least half of the nurses of this 7:00 a.m. shift cross this picket line and came to work. pounding home their message. nurses who are used to spending many hours on their feet spent this day walking the picket line. the nurses say since staffing is putting patients at risk. >> what we
attention because amy says this is engineer eye candy and you're an engineer so thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's talk about that eye candy, a major milestone in the building of the bay bridge achieved this morning ahead of schedule and that's literally a tall order. amy hollyfield is live on treasure island to show us this centerpiece in all its glory. >> fun to look at. grab your coffee and just take it in. it's enormous and making history. it's tall, 480 feet tall. now you can easily see that it's 91 feet taller than the current bridge which, you know, we always thought was large but now it looks kind of small next to our new tower. they started this operation monday at 5:00 in the morning and worked around the clock all week long. only 11 people were on this project. a huge project for them and they're very proud of the fact they got it done without any problems and a little ahead of their schedule. they thought they were working today but instead they earn rest and a long weekend. they're feeling really good about their progress on this bridge. >> as
this a civil union bill rather than a marriage bill and got shut down in the process. >> to tell us that we are not allowed to amend something if we earnestly believe we should be able to is wrong. and to tell us that we have to vote a certain way is wrong. >> i mean, this was a cockamamy title to begin with, talking about religious freedom as your leadoff quote. and i thought, that's great, they did half the work. >> reporter: apone -- opponents saying that the title makes it sound more like a contract rather than what it actually does, which is change the definition of marriage from one man, one woman, to two people in a couple. >> to claim that the voters are going to be confused by either the title of this bill or that a fraud is being commit side enough to make -- committed is enough to make a cat laugh. >> reporter: delegate luke clippinger, an openly gay member of the committee, is grateful. >> we will hear from delegate clippinger on eyewitness news at 5:00, along with other reaction from other delegates on the committee. reporting live, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hil
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